Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC)
Formed in 1982 to promote, foster and coordinate criminal justice planning and to review and prioritize applications for criminal justice funds by local entities. This committee is required by the Office of the Governor, Criminal Justice Division (CJD).
CAPCOG's Criminal Justice Advisory Committee (CJAC) reviews and prioritizes local applications for criminal justice funds. It comprises of participants from around the 10-county region, who are appointed by CAPCOG's Executive Committee.
The committee reviews and scores each criminal justice application based on its own merit, prioritizes the list of scored applications and presents a list of funding recommendations to the CAPCOG Executive Committee for approval to submit to the Governor’s Office. Neither CAPCOG nor the committee makes funding awards; all funding decisions are made at the sole discretion of the Governor's Office, Criminal Justice Division.
CJAC consists of at least 17 members appointed by the CAPCOG Executive Committee. Each of the 10 counties in CAPCOG’s region has at least one representative on the CJAC. Austin and Round Rock also have their own representation. Committee members must reside or work in the jurisdiction they are to represent and should represent one of the following disciplines: citizens or parents; drug abuse prevention; education; juvenile justice; law enforcement; mental health; nonprofit organizations; prosecution and courts; and victim services. No single group or discipline may constitute more than one-third of the CJAC.
CJAC meets as needed and as directed by the CAPCOG Executive Director, the CAPCOG Committee liaison or the committee as a whole. Meetings will be posted and the members of the CJAC will be notified of the meeting at least five days before it takes place.
Next CJAC meeting
Grant Scoring Meetings
8 a.m.-5 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday, March 29 & 30
CAPCOG Pecan Room
6800 Burleson Road, Building 310 Suite 165
Austin, TX 78744